In the book The Help, what are some literary elements that can be explained? I have to write a dialectical journal and have to write two entries on the 5 topics given. I have everything else but could...

In the book The Help, what are some literary elements that can be explained?

I have to write a dialectical journal and have to write two entries on the 5 topics given. I have everything else but could not find a literary element that i can explain on. HELP PLEASE!!!!

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A literary element is a component of fiction, such as a book's characters, plot, or tone, that helps the author tell the story. An important literary element in The Help is its setting, as the book takes place in the early '60s in Jackson, Mississippi. The setting is critical to the plot, as the novel takes place during the Civil Rights movement. The domestics in the novel are African American and are affected by the larger movement. Although times are changing, it is very dangerous for them to speak to Skeeter, the white woman who compiles their stories. The African American maids whom...

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